Professional development

Oregon Children’s Theatre is committed to providing free resources for teachers who wish to enhance their field trip experience or increase their knowledge of theater. Please see below for a calendar of upcoming professional development events.

Become an OCT Teacher Liaison!

OCT invites teachers interested in theater arts to join our network of teacher liaisons. OCT seeks to develop relationships with teachers interested in being an arts advocate at their school and offering input to OCT about our school program development. Liaisons receive special benefits, invitations to behind-the-scenes events, and more.

Teacher Liaison Benefits:

  • Preferential registration at workshops, staged readings, and author/playwright events
  • Free tickets to all teacher preview performances
  • Early field trip ordering opportunities
  • Posters and other OCT materials for classroom use

If you are interested in joining the OCT teacher liaison network, please email your name, school name, and email address to allison@octc.org.

Mark Your Calendars! 2015/16 Workshop and Teacher Liaison Roundtable Dates Coming Soon!

Date/Time Event Location Details
October 23, 2015
5:45 Backstage Event
7pm Performance
Junie B. Jones Teacher Preview Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway) Meet designers and go backstage with OCT’s technical director before previewing Junie B. Jones.
January 15, 2016
5:45 Backstage Event
7pm Performance
Geronimo Stilton: Mouse in Space Teacher Preview Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway) Meet designers and go backstage with OCT’s technical director before previewing Geronimo Stilton.
February 26, 2016, 7pm Bad Kitty Teacher Preview Winningstad Theatre (1111 SW Broadway) Timmy Failure performance. Backstage educator event TBD.
April 1, 2016, 7pm The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Teacher Preview Winningstad Theatre (1111 SW Broadway) Edward Tulane performance. Backstage educator event TBD.
May 6, 2016
5:45 Backstage Event
7pm Performance
James and the Giant Peach Teacher Preview Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway) Meet designers and go backstage with OCT’s technical director before previewing James and the Giant Peach.